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Prizes galore for brave Terri

PUBLISHED: 00:06 27 December 2001 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 March 2010

A STACK of prizes has surprised little Terri Calvesbert, winner of a Children of Courage Award.

As her few days in London to collect the award from Woman's own magazine, drew to a close, the prizes began arriving thick and fast.

A STACK of prizes has surprised little Terri Calvesbert, winner of a Children of Courage Award.

As her few days in London to collect the award from Woman's own magazine, drew to a close, the prizes began arriving thick and fast.

Terri's dad Paul had not been given an inkling there were any prizes other than the gold medal given to her by Cherie Blair at a star-studded ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

It honoured her bravery since she suffered 85 per cent burns in a fire in November 1998, a few days before her second birthday.

Paul, 27, of Whitton, said: "Even as we left the hotel they thrust another bag of prizes in our hands. We had had no idea there were so many prizes."

The big prizes included a trip to Disneyland, Paris in March next year which was presented by Mickey and Minnie Mouse characters, and a TV, video and CD player which will be delivered next year.

HRH Prince Charles, who met Terri at a private event at St James' Palace gave her a signed copy of his book The Old Man of Lochnagar.

Other prizes were a signed Phil Collins photo, games like Cluedo, Technics, a Harry Potter doll, Westlife paraphenalia, books, chocolate, art equipment and stationery.

n The Evening Star fund for Terri has now topped £95,000. To make a donation send a cheque to the Terri Calvesbert Appeal, Geraldine Thompson, Editor's Secretary, The Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.

n Please send donations for the Evening star's current appeal for a memorial in memory of murdered Trimley teenager Vicky Hall, to the same address.


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